Prospect urges members to reject BT offer

Prospect is urging its members in BT to reject the firm’s latest offer over its contentious restructuring programme.

Officials, BT reps and members have serious concerns about the proposed ‘People’s Framework’, which seeks to introduce new pay, jobs and grading structures to workers across levels and divisions.

Prospect national secretary Noel McClean said: “In uncertain times it is wrong to impose measures that leave workers not just worse off but which also set a clear precedent for any future employment negotiations to be enforced in this way.

“There are a number of serious concerns we have for our members, not just relating to changes to pay, role structure or grading but crucially the transparency in how these decisions will be made.

“The People’s Framework does nothing to enhance the security, protection and visibility of what BT is offering its committed workforce, and leaves employees with more questions than answers. At worst, workers could be fired and re-hired.

“It is simply unfair to impose these measures in what seems to be a short-sighted and knee-jerk reaction to its internal challenges, punishing its staff instead of working with them to meet global market challenges.”

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